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Games Randomly Freezing

Q: Games Randomly Freezing

My Buddy has had a problerm with his new rig, he would play a game and it would randomly freeze out of nowhere, it can range from any game from Crysis to Counter Strike. What will happen is everything will freeze (he cant even ALT+CTR+DEL)

MSI K9n2SLI Platinum
Vista Ultimate 64
600W PSU
XFX Geforce 9600 GSO

Preferred Solution: Games Randomly Freezing

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Games Randomly Freezing

Are his video and sound drivers up to date.

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A few months ago I purchased a new gaming pc, finally putting an end to gaming on bad computers. Although recently, within the month or so any game I've played has experienced very random lock ups.

I've only experienced these freezing episodes while on games. Actually, I've experienced them while trying to launch a game, for example; the World of Warcraft Launcher triggered the pc to freeze and the title screen of Half Life 2. When the pc does freeze the screen displays a ton of scattered random colors everywhere, and repeats the last sound. Completely unable to do anything, no ctrl-alt-del or even moving the mouse.

Not sure at all what triggers games to freeze, sometimes launching them, alt-tabbing into it does it sometimes. I'm pretty sure it's not an overheating issue because I have checked the temp near and after freeze ups and it was just fine. Also, the lock ups are completely random, sometimes it will happen after 4 hours, sometimes 4 minutes.

Here are my system specs: (taken from "dxdiag")
System Information
Time of this report: 1/25/2009, 06:32:18
Machine name: CJ-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: EVGA__
System Model: nForce 750i SLI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4094... Read more

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Hey, everybody. A friend of mine just built a computer for me yesterday (after painstaking research of the best compatibility and best prices) and it works beautifully except for when i try to play counter-strike: source. it either freezes up, freezes up and says "the graphic card stopped owrking" (in layman's terms), or it just restarts out of nowhere.

i have an amd athlon XP 3000+, radeon 9800 pro, twinmos duel channel ddr 1GB, Abit NF7-S v2, and termaltake silent boost cpu heatsink.

the cpu heatsink is working fine and it doesn't seem to be an overheating problem. it's just driving absolutely beserk because i specifically built this computer in order to be able to game. please help!

A:Randomly restarting/freezing during games

Does this problem happen *only* in CS: Source ? How about other 3D games?

It sounds most likely either the video card is overheating, has bad drivers, or is defective. The best way to find out is to play other 3d-intensive games and report what they do as well. Try updating or downgrading the drivers. Give both of those a try then report back.

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My computer randomly freezes and I don't know what to do. It has only ever seemed to freeze whilst playing games. I don't know what to do.

I have acquired the event log for it which is:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T14:43:14.688416200Z

EventRecordID 56518


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

The only one before this was an hour before:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client
[ Guid] {1C95126E-7EEA-49A9-A3FE-A378B03DDB4D}

EventID 1014

Version 0

Level 3

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x4000000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-06-11T13:01:43.378055600Z

EventRecordID 56432


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 1332
[ ThreadID] 3628

Channel System

Computer Jared

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-20
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A:My computer is freezing randomly. But only when I'm playing games.

Freezing under games is most likely due to the increased load put on your processor. If your system is overclocked (fairly likely if it is custom-built) then voltages/settings in the bios need to be appropriately adjusted within safe limits to maintain the overclock. If it is not overclocked than the problem could be due to overheating as a result of inadequate cooling. At the very least get the dust bunnies off the inside of your PC and fan filters. Try temporarily running the games with the computer side panel removed, if this helps then inadequate internal airflow is most probably the culprit. These suggestions are oversimplifications but should get you started.

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Hi there,

So I finally got my gaming computer set up (mostly, it still has a fairly old GPU, but it does the job), however due to some issues, I had to reinstall Windows. Since I had to do that, the full-screen games that I've tried (League of Legends, DotA 2) have been randomly freezing (as in, I can still move my mouse cursor, but the game itself freezes. It won't allow me to Alt-Tab out or Ctrl-Alt-Del until the freeze ends).

These freezes last anywhere from 5 seconds to a minute at times, and have been in intervals of anywhere between 5 minutes and 5 seconds (that was fun, as you'd imagine). My brother (he's the knowledgeable one on computers) suggested updating graphics drivers, but when that didn't fix it, he said he didn't have a clue.

Hopefully you guys can help. Thanks in advance :)

A:Full-screen games randomly freezing

DxDiag file in this post, so you can see my hardware and stuff. Figure it might help.

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My ideapad Y700-15ISK has been freezing while playing games for about 3 months now. It will be completely fine with no stuttering or lag during game play but seemingly at random it the keyboard will start not recognizing inputs and I will be forced to shut it off using the power button as during full screen games you can only exit them with the keyboard. The strange thing is that the game will still recognize mouse input as I can move it to make my character look around and the game runs fine as normal. This has happened with 3 games so far with varying degrees of severity and just recently my PC crashed while watching a video and wasn't able to reboot until I turned it off and on again. I am not to experienced with laptops but I suspect there could be a problem with the graphics card as I have noticed minor graphical blips during videos. I have contacted Lenovo support on mobile but they have come back with the solution of doing a factory reset 2 times so far. Its always nice to get a second opinion especially now with the crash that recently happend. Thank you for reading.

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Myself, along with a couple of other people on this forum have been experiencing the exact same problem. I also found some other people on other virus help forums who have the same problem as well. This new ?virus? seems to be spreading, and no one seems to know what to do about it. It just started during the beginning of April.

The main problem is that my computer just keeps randomly freezing. It can happen every 10 - 15 minutes or even up to an hour. The computer just freezes and you can?t do anything except for seeing your mouse move around. Ctrl alt delete does nothing at all either. It just locks up and you are forced to manually turn off the computer and restart it. It is extremely frustrating. It all started during the beginning of April where my computer restarted on its own, then it just started freezing up.

I ran several anti virus programs, spy ware removal programs, and an AVG scan and could find nothing of any relevance. I even had a technician come to my house and he couldn?t find anything. He thinks that it?s the memory or ram, but I highly doubt that, my laptop is only like 2 years old.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a new virus I believe and it is driving me insane, thank you!

I have ran a Malware Antimalware Bites scan, AVG, Ad Aware, Spybot, and SUPERAntiSpyware scans, all found nothing.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:31:35 PM, on 4/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (Win... Read more

A:Computer keeps freezing randomly, Freezes randomly and forced to restart

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When Im Playing a game, my computer shuts it off in the middle of gameplay, any explanation?
(I tried re-installing, and it didnt work)

Also, Im trying to install a few programs onto my computer, and during intallation, my com puter freezes, any explanations?

Thank You To anyone Who Replies!!!

A:Games Freezing/Crashing And Problems nsalling Software (freezing)

Welcome to TSG!
You problem could be resource related. Please give us a little more information about your system. The OS your using, the computer itself, Ram, processor and so on.

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Hi, I've been experiencing problems with my PC randomly freezing up today. During this time, everything simply stops working; I can't move the mouse cursor and ctrl-alt-delete does nothing, and the only way to get it working again is by restarting the PC manually.

Before this happened, I had noticed that for a week or so, everytime I turned off my computer I got a BSOD for a second just before it fully shut off. But I didn't think much of it because it wasn't effecting anything else.

It's also worth noting that this only began happening about 15 minutes after I set up my new wireless internet connection on the computer - but I can't see how this could be the cause of the problem.

It's a new PC, just two months old and built for gaming. I'm using windows XP 32-bit SP3, 4GB of ram (but can only use 3.25GB with my 32-bit OS) a Gigabyte motherboard, Nvidia 9800GT video card, and an Intel Q8400 CPU

A:PC randomly freezing up

"After the fact" does not equate to "because of the fact" (rough translation of "Post Hoc non est Propter Hoc")
but sometimes there is a relationship.

To diagnose, it would be helpful if you would attach some BSOD minidumps.

They are found here... %Windows%\Minidump.
Attach a few of the most recent (look at the date/time information).

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It seems to be completely random when it freezes and is an odd freeze i can still move my cursor around but nothing responds. I played WoW for 10 hrs yesterday checking a stick of memory and it was fine took a break came back and it froze tried the other stick and it froze as soon as i launched WoW. Nothing in the pc is older than 4 months minus an SSD and HDD I have reset Windows and cloned the SSD to a new SSD and the problem persists. It mainly seems to happen when launching or closing games. I don't see anything in Critical in event viewer other than where I have to hit the reset switch on my case to get out of the freeze.
I tried to post my DxDiag but its too long for a post

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Here it is in file form

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hi, p.c. specs=
syst info 2.gif
p.c. will randomly freeze everything, including the on/off power button; i must physically unplug the cord from back, plug it back in, & only then will it re-boot; then everything works fine for several days. i did a chkdisk, & defrag; ran adaware & norton system scan, no problems; scannow said .dll file missing or corrupted, necessary file. this has been a recurring problem for appr 2 months (maybe more?), but seems more frequent now, & getting very annoying at this point! hope u can help! i am not an expert by any means, but can troubleshoot many minor to moderate issues; i can't handle this one hope u can help!

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Sorry if i sound like a noob, i don't really know much about computers. I have an Hp "pavilian m6" running windows 7. I bought it in August 2012. If you need more info let me know. Anyway it keeps freezing up randomly and won't un-freeze. I either have to restart it or just close the screen and wait a while and it will restart itself. So i guess either way it's getting turned off. This just started happening this week and it's really annoying. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Help. Freezing randomly.


Has anything chagned this past week. in regards to, installtion of new programmes\Driver updates? Anti Virus?

How often does it Crash?

Perhaps try booting up in Safe Mode, (Turn computer on, start tapping F8 straight, then select Safe mode) And see if we can replicate the issue in there.

If in safe mode, everything seems fine. then it could well be driver related.

Do you ever get a blue screen?. As it could be an issue with RAM.

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Hello everyone,I'm trying to fix a laptop that belongs to a friend of mine....I thought it would be a quick fix, but I've had no luck.Sometimes it freezes up right away, sometimes it last as long as 15 minutes. But it does fine in Safe Mode. So i don't believe its a hardware issue....Here is the HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 8:28:39 PM, on 1/10/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\VCSpt.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect\AvqAutorun.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWi.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Personalization Manager\VpmIfPav.exeD:\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HK... Read more

A:Win 7 Randomly Freezing

I fixed it.......

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My PC has been randomly freezing since i built it ( i'm on it now so hopefully i don't freeze ). The keyboard is unresponsive ( i try caps lock and the light doesn't go on ) forcing me restart the PC.

I cleaned out my case and found that my Motherboard is Snapped a little and i see 2 lines go through it ( well i think they are? ). See Picture Below.
^On the bottom left marked in red^
I think my best bet is to eliminate the problem but that's gonna be quite hard looking for parts to test with. ( have a psu i can test on it but not a graphics card ).

My specs:
2GB Corsair RAM ( checked with memtest work fine )
XFX XXX 8800gts 512MB ( ASTRA32 is showing problems saying that the drivers arn't working or something like that )
Corsair 620 HX ( Need to test )
Temps all fine nothing over 50'C on normal internet usage.

Please Help!! Haven't been able to play games for a decent amount of time for a while!


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Hi there,

I was watching a media file the other night when all of a sudden the screen become distorted then turned bright white. The pc stopped responding and I had to force a shut down.

I restarted the computer only to find that I was now getting an error beep, after trying a few more times to turn it back on sometimes it would start and other times just give me the error beep.

I have tried looking for settings in the bios (this also freezes although it just seems to be the screen as I can still hit F10 then yes and the computer reboots). If I can get into windows it will only run for a couple of mins before freezing.

I have since then borrowed an old 6600gt from a friend and tried that and the computer runs perfectly for hours on end. My graphics card is a XFX 9800gx2 and is being powered by a Corsair HX1000 watt psu so I don't think the PSU is the problem.

Does this sound like the graphics card is the problem?


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Hi i am having this problem with my computer and it is really annoying me.
I just purchased a new motherboard a ASUS p5K
The problem that i am having is that evry time i listen to music randmly there are glitches like pauses and the sound sometimes gets robotic or goes slow motion.
Also when i turn my computer on the first program i open dont matter which one it is the computer goes really slow for about 10 minutes, the mouse runs like slow motion.

Here are my Specs.
Motherboard ASUS pk5
Socket Designation LGA775
Manufacturer Intel
Version Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
Supported Voltage 1.3 v
External Clock 200 MHz
Max Speed 3800 MHz
Current Speed 3200 MHz
Memory Type DDR2 (Buffalo Select) PC2 5300 u-55
Installed Size 1024 MBytes x2 total (2GB Ram)
Current Speed 667 MHz
Sound card EMU 0404
Video card NVIDIA GeForce 7300SE/7200GS

does any one have an idea what might be causing this. =(

A:PC randomly freezing

do you onboard sound or a sound card?

have you tried updating you sound drivers?


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My desktop (Cadmium on http://xenon.jesterpm.net/~brandond/sys) has been randomly freezing over the last 2 days, which is bad enough. Here's the weird thing: only some windows freeze. The active window remains functional, as well as sidebar and the clock, until they're clicked. Then the only thing that works is the cursor... which is of no use. Every time, since task manager doesn't work, I need to do a hard shutdown, and at times, the system refuses to boot.Anyone have any ideas on why this might be happening? I tried a restore point, but it didn't do anything except wipe a few of the programs I installed recently.

A:Randomly Freezing


This is kinda important... anyone?

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Hi there!

My first post here, so I should apologize in advance for my not-so-good English but the tech support in my country was unable to help me with my problem. Here it is.

I bought a new PC a few months ago and after using it for a week or two, it started to freeze randomly. And I mean REALLY randomly. It happens when I browse the internet (using Firefox, Chrome, no matter), when I watch videos (YouTube, movies on GOM Player), when I check my e-mail, when I play games and in fact - any time that I do anything. It happens like once a day, but sometimes it's once or twice a week. A few times it happened two times in one day. Then I had no problems for a week or two. I can never see it coming.

The freeze itself does not show BSOD or black screen. It just freezes the last picture and sometimes the last sound that forms a buzz. I installed a new sound card (it was the motherboard sound that was forming the loud buzz) and the buzz now happens on rare occasions only, and it's not that loud anymore if it happens at all. That's one of the reasons I think I have a motherboard problem but from what I read from the internet (and I've read A LOT) - people with the same problem had tried almost everything but no one ever posted how did they fix the problem... so I hope you'll be able to help me with this. I'm kinda desperate right now.

I gotta say I reinstalled (fresh copy on wiped hard drive) a few weeks ago and the problem is still happening. I kept only essential programs at fi... Read more

A:PC randomly freezing

Sorry, I didn't attach the required files. Here they are.

? OS - Windows 7
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? - Earlier version of Win7 SP1
? Retail
? Age of system (hardware) - 9 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Less than a month, yes.

? CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6800
? MotherBoard - Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. H77M-D3H
? Power Supply - 550W, not really sure about the brand...

Desktop PC, assmbled with different brands.

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I have reviewed some posts about these HP laptops freezing but none seem to be doing the same as mine. It boots ok and will work without a problem but appears to randomly freeze resulting in me having to reboot and then it will work ok. It did have Norton installed previously and I am now using BitDefender 2013. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit and have 8GB RAM, it's an Intel i5.

Any advice as to what this might be would be gratefully received as it's doing this much more often now.

A:HP dv6 freezing randomly

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Hello everyone,

I'm trying to fix a laptop that belongs to a friend of mine....I thought it would be a quick fix, but I've had no luck.
Sometimes it freezes up right away, sometimes it last as long as 15 minutes. But it does fine in Safe Mode. So i don't believe its a hardware issue....

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4

Scan saved at 8:28:39 PM, on 1/10/2011

Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\VCSpt.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect\AvqAutorun.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWi.exe

C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Personalization Manager\VpmIfPav.exe


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.m... Read more

A:Randomly Freezing....

Last night while in safe mode i did full scans with SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes', and CCleaner.
They didn't find anything. I also did a "SFC /scannow" and it said everything was fine.

When I started up windows normally i was able to do quick scans before it froze and they didn't find anything......

Any other programs i could try?

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so this started a couple days ago, not sure exactly what i was doing on the pc. anyway, whenever im watching a movie, on the internet or playing a game my computer freezes up. When it freezes the programs will suddenly stop and i cant alt-ctrl-delete my way out of it. i can move my mouse around but i cannot click anything. if there was a sound in progress usually during a freeze it will repeat over and over. Ultimately i have to reboot the system and after it comes on my computer will vary anywhere to within a hour before freezing again. Never had this issue before so i tried a dozen of anti viruses but nothing works. even cleaned the registry...still freezes. actually in the middle of typing this it froze... anyway heres the hijack log. Im a newbie so any advice is welcomeLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 7:38:50 PM, on 2/9/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:My Xp keeps freezing up randomly--Help!

Hello,My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Please download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:Main MirrorThis version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zip MirrorThis version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs, as this process may crash your computer.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double click on Gmer to run it.Allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.You may see a rootkit warning window, If you do, click No.Untick the following boxes on the right side of the Gmer sc... Read more

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Recently my PC has taken to freezing every now and again. Sometimes once per day, sometimes more, occasionally twice in quick succession. Each time I'm not doing anything noteworthy, just browsing the web, watching a video, listening to music etc. The screen just freezes, I can't do anything at all. After pressing the restart button I checked the event viewer and nothing out of the ordinary in there. I don't really know what other information to post as I have no idea what's causing this. I have a good piece of software that gives me a detailed summary of my system though, so if you need specific information the chances are I can find it. I haven't done anything dramatic to my computer recently, aside from updating my GFX card drivers, except I'm fairly sure I had a crash before I updated them, so I don't think that's the cause. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks,


A:PC Randomly Freezing

hi, click press ctrl + alt + del to access the task manager. then click process and tell me how many processes are running and also what is using the most main memory ie ram. if you click the memory usage text twice it will organise the processes that are using the most memory. Also click on start then msconfig and then click the start up tab and uncheck any unnecessary programs and reboot pc. you can also try right clicking on you hard drive usually c and click properties and then click tools tab and click check now and check the two boxes.

try these first then we can thin of more things. Also post your system spec that will help me alittle or another great expert in this forum.

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Hello, ive been searching around this category "Crashes and Debugging" and it seems noone has this problem like me. So I have installed Windows 7 and everytime i start the pc, it goes into windows and the taskbar freezes. I cant click it at all. The solution all the time (): ctrl+alt+delete and esc or cancel. Is not a major problem, but is very annoying. It is not a BSOD or anything else related to these threads, is just annoying. I tried all the solutions from whole google, same thing and same thing. Sometimes stopped from freezing one hour , then again started. Please give me some solutions, any process to stop..blabla. Ive tried msconfig too, same ........

A:Randomly Freezing

is it happening in safe mode? Safe Mode

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can someone please help me soon... i have got hijack this but i need advice on what to do to make my system all nice again... can someone please help me, im gettin really tired of it all...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 19:12:19, on 06/06/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exeC:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Prog... Read more

A:Keeps Randomly Freezing, Can Someone Please Help?

Hello and welcome to BC.

Sorry for the delayed response. Forums are really busy. If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to help you.

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So it all started to happen few days ago. My pc started to randomly freeze and after freeze, i got windows has recovered from crash message. Under details it said reason for crash was bsod with code 124. First thing i thought is that the reason is some kind of hardware issue. So i ran memtest, everything was fine. Then i ran prime95 but prime95 worked fine and pc didn't froze. I noticed that pc doesn't freeze in safe mode, so i thought it must be a software issue, but verifier and sfc scan gave no results. Today, it started to freeze in safe mode too. Also, my external hdd and usb sometimes don't get recognized. And, at last, it sometimes takes a restart or two to even run the pc properly(monitor doesn't turn on, nothing is going on, only fans are spinnin). So, what is it? Is it PSU issue? Or maybe cpu issue? How to even determine what is it?

EDIT: Attached two minidumps from today's crashes.

A:PC is randomly freezing

If you are overclocking anything, reset everything to defaults. Go into bios and set optimized defaults. Set your ram timings, frequency and voltage to manufacturer's specs, set the boot order save and exit. 0X124 is a general hardware fault but is not very specific. If you have temp monitoring programs keep a watch on the CPU temp and GPU temps. If you don't have programs, you can use Core Temp for the CPU and MSI Afterburner for your GPU. Afterburner is an overclocking software for the Gpu, but it has good monitoring features. You said you ran memtest, how long did you run it? It needs to be run 1 stick at a time in each slot for 8 full passes. Each pass has 10 tests and each pass tests something different. It will take several hours to run 8 passes, best to run overnight. Also run Furmark, but keep close watch on GPU temps and shut it down if they get too high. Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark. Let us know how everything goes.

If you continue having problems, read and follow this Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions and start a thread in http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/ Putting the file resulting from the test above in your first post. You should also go to C:/Windows/minidump copy that folder and paste it on your desktop (you'll have to provide admin permissions) right click the file on your desktop, select send to and click compressed zip folder. Upload that along with the Seven Forums diagnostic report zip file.

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I like to ask about my PC problem.

I have PC with P4 CPU 3.0GHz, 3GB Mem and install Win 7 Ultimate 32Bit.
It was working properly since January till now.
Last week my PC was start freezing and needed to manually restart.
I came and see this forum then installed MSE software from Microsoft and
scanned it. Found out some virus and my PC working properly nearly 1
week. Before MSE install, i have Avira and now using both.
Now I faced the same problem yesterday and all the time today.
Its freezing random order and make me annoyed.

So I like to know about the problem and how to fix it.

Please kindly help me how to check the problem and how to trace.
Is there any hardware problem or Windows problem?

How to diagnose this problem?

Pls kindly help me.


A:My PC is randomly Freezing

Quote: Originally Posted by kokop


I like to ask about my PC problem.

I have PC with P4 CPU 3.0GHz, 3GB Mem and install Win 7 Ultimate 32Bit.
It was working properly since January till now.
Last week my PC was start freezing and needed to manually restart.
I came and see this forum then installed MSE software from Microsoft and
scanned it. Found out some virus and my PC working properly nearly 1
week. Before MSE install, i have Avira and now using both.
Now I faced the same problem yesterday and all the time today.
Its freezing random order and make me annoyed.

So I like to know about the problem and how to fix it.

Please kindly help me how to check the problem and how to trace.
Is there any hardware problem or Windows problem?

How to diagnose this problem?

Pls kindly help me.


It is a bad practice to run two anti-virus. They all interact with the operating system in similar ways at similar places and tend to conflict badly. Please remove avira and retest. Thank you.

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Hi! My computer is just freezing and I can't seem to determine a cause. At best, when I come back after being away for a couple hours I know it happens every time. But there are also times when it just feezes when I am using Chrome.

I have Bitdefender total security running, did a full system scan and it found nothing.

I also downloaded a lot of spyware programs but they didn't help either.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. 64 bit. SP 1

Intel Core i7 2.0Ghz

8GB Ram
Thank you so very much!!

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Hello, I've been registered to these forums for who knows how long. Just recently, I've had a recurring problem with my computer. Every 10-15 minutes, everything would just stop responding, no mouse, no keyboard. I'm pretty sure this isn't a hardware problem because my heatsink seems to be alright and my CPU temperature is normal. Also, the laptop I have is relatively new. I have tried defragging, spyware scan, registry cleaning, etc. Here are my computer specs and a HijackThis log if it will help any:Intel Centrino Duo Core Processers
Windows XP Home Edition
1Gig RAM
Integrated Graphics CardLog:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:38:42 PM, on 1/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
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A:Randomly Freezing?

Please download LspFix from here: http://cexx.org/lspfix.htmPlace it in its own folder.You probably will not need it, but go ahead and download it just in case you lose Internet access during the NewDotNet uninstall.Now go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs On the list of Currently Installed Programs, look for and, if found, uninstall the following by selecting the entry and clicking on Remove: NewDotNetNext, search for and delete the following folders (bold):C:\Program Files\NewDotNetIf NewDotNet is not found in Add or Remove Programs, go here: http://www.newdotnet.com/removal.htmlScroll to the bottom of the page to Procedure 4 and then download and run the New.Net removal tool.Restart the computer.Only (probably will not happen at all), if you lose your Internet connection after running the NewDotNet removal tool, then, do the following:-Unzip and run LSPFix-Disconnect from the Internet and close all Internet Explorer Windows-Check: 'I know what I'm doing'-Select all traces of: NewDotNet -Click the right-pointing arrows and move all instances of NewDotNet (nothing else) to the Remove pane -Click the 'Finished' button -Restart the computer~~~~Next, download AVG Anti-Spyware:http://www.ewido.net/en/download/Locate the icon on the Desktop and double-click it to launch the program. Now, update the definition files:On the main screen select Update, and then select the Update Now link. Next, select the Start Update button (The update starts and a p... Read more

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Well guys this one officially has me stumped, after almost 2 months of having problems and replacing almost every major part of hardware on the PC I have come to the conclusion that its got to be something besides RAM, HDD, VC or CPU and I just dont seem to be able to put my finger on it. I have read through several other posts on this forum and found alot of people having similar problems but nothing that directly relates to the one I am having. With all that being said I will see if I can discribe the issue to the best of my ability, ok so what actually is happening is at random times the PC will freeze with no paticular program running, I have had it freeze while running Internet Explorer 7, Call Of Duty 4, CorelDRAW X2, rFactor, Ghostbusters, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Warhammer 40K Dawn Of War II, Windows Media Player, Nero 7 Ultimate, Adobe Photoshop CS2 and in general Windows XP Pro SP3 while on the desktop, I have tried running Memtest for 10 hours with 0 errors, I have also run the stress tests with PassMark Performance Test, Prime95, 3DMark06, FurMark and BurnIN all which run full tests and give accurate readings for the specs of the PC and no errors. Now thats not the part that truely has me stumped, what gets me is when running Speedfan my readings for the -12V and -5V are in the positive and the same can be said for Everest as well with the -12V reading at 1.79V to 1.82V and the -5V reading at 2.36V to 2.56V which I know they should be reading well below that but eve... Read more

A:PC freezing randomly

We will need to know more about your system... Brand and model, or motherboard and configuration.

Strange problems that sometimes work. Replace the CMOS battery CR2032. Removing the heat sink to remove and replace the thermal past with the thinnest possible layer... as too much thermal paste acts as an insulator.
Others have had problems with the OCZ Stealth in higher speed units. Works well in normal computer installs, so you might want to try a test with a different power supply that is not OCZ and Not Antec... Perhaps Seasonic, FSP Group, Corsair...

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Around a month ago a formatted my HDD, soon after windows started doing this freezing thing which is infurating me now.

Randomly (my computer can be totally idle) the computer freezes and I am unable to revive it in any way. Everything stays on the screen as it was at the time of freezing, but i cannot do anything. The only way i have found to remedy this is to pull the power cable out of the back of the computer, thusly restarting it. This problem happens 2-8 times a day (i have been keeping a log and it is random).

I have run AVG virus, Adaware and Spybot S+D many times, and they dont fix it. This computer was overclocked when it was made (not by me) and perhaps formatting it has affected the overclocking in some way? I have also checked temperatures using speedfan, and nothing abnormal shows.

Rough system spec is as follows:
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3000+

Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)

Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce3 250, AMD Hammer

System Memory 512 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

Video Adapter RADEON 9600 SERIES(256 MB)

Disk Drive ST380817AS (80 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)

Another side issue is that i am frequently "softlocking" during WoW, though the system freezing issue is much more pertinent.

Any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated.

A:XP Pro freezing randomly.

Check Device Manager and see if you have any red or yellow flagged devices, indicating hardware conflicts.

Are you using any kind of "disk mounting" / virtual drive software such as Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120%, etc...

Sometimes these can cause or be involved in problems.

Any data corruption damage caused by overclocking should have been fixed by the format/re-install, so I wouldn't worry about that.

Are you certain you have your system properly configured, meaning memory timings in particular. If you haven't perused the BIOS, it might be worthwhile to check if you have non-default timings, voltages etc... Is it possible your CPU is default-clocked, but you memory is still screaming ?

I assume your CPU is single core. If it's a dual-core, did you install AMD's dual-core patch/optimizer ?

Re-read the post. When you say "was" overclocked, does this mean "is" still overclocked ? Or did it get set back to factory spec? If you don't know, you should check for sure because freezing is a classic sign of a system overclocked past it's limits.

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I notice someone else had a similar problem and can see that his is fixed and am hoping you can help me. I posted on another help site but they haven't been that helpful.

My computer just randomly freezes, at first I thought it may be the graphics and so swapped the card but it still froze so that cannot be the problem.

Running windows XP home SP3, I built the computer in October and had a nasty virus and re-installed windows about 2 months ago but otherwise I haven't had a problem.

Here is a copy of the HijackThis log file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:22:17, on 04/09/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Marvell\61xx\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
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Hmm, where to start.

About 3 months ago, my system started freezing after the screen saver kicked in. I'd have nothing but a blank screen (my option for screen saver) and the only option I had was a hard reset. I've have this system for 4 years, and has been pretty much bulletproof before this problem started. I didn't think much about having to reset, just thought that it was odd. Two days passed, computer was on 24/7, and I had to hard reset again with a freeze at a blank screen. Then, it started freezing while working at the desktop, no BSOD's no warning, just a hard lockup.

There are no events logged in the event viewer. Power saving is set to presentation (don't turn anything off). I thought that maybe it was my RAM playing up, as about 6 months before the problem started, I added another 1gig of Ram. I have since tested the Ram, removed it, reseated, swapped etc.. the system still freezes. I have purchased another PSU, this did not help. I upgraded the Motherboard BIOS, once again, no avail. I reformatted my C partition, and did a clean install of XP Pro. Using the old drivers that were supplied at the time of purchase. Still freezing. Now, to make things even more interesting. The system _will not_ freeze if I'm playing a game. I play Eve Online, and if I leave this running, the system will stay up. If I alt tab back to the desktop and start moving / copying files, there's a big chance that the system will freeze.

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A:Xp Randomly Freezing

everest home freehttp://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.htmlin the computer section, there's an overclock part that shows how your memory is running(cas and bus speeds)use report at the top, quick report, plain txtthis partCPU Speed: CPU Clock 2249.95 MHz CPU Multiplier 9.0x CPU FSB 249.99 MHz (original: 200 MHz, overclock: 25%) Memory Bus 249.99 MHz CPU Cache: L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity) L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC) L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed) Motherboard Properties: Motherboard ID 63-1408-000001-00101111-063005-K8T800P$A0036001_BIOS DATE: 06/30/05 17:34:14 VER: 08.00.09 Motherboard Name Asus A8V Deluxe (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394) Chipset Properties: Motherboard Chipset VIA K8T800Pro, AMD Hammer Memory Timings 2.5-4-4-10 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS) Command Rate (CR) 1T SPD Memory Modules: DIMM1: Micron Tech. 256 MB PC4000 DDR SDRAM (2.5-4-4-10 @ 250 MHz) (2.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) DIMM2: Micron Tec... Read more

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Grr this is so annoying man!

I have built a pc with the components below, But the screen often freezes and I am not able to find the reason. Are using win 7. Is there a mismatch between the component i have chosen or is there anyone who can help me?

My specifications:
Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Midi Tower
Gainward GeForce GTX 650Ti BOOST 2GB
Cooler Master GX 750W PSU
Seagate Barracuda? 1TB
Crucial DDR3 Ballistix Sport VLP 8GB KIT
AMD FX-6300 6-Core Processor

A:PC randomly freezing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

have you updated all the drivers from the components vendors websites?

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas why my system keeps randomly crashing/freezing/hanging etc whatever term you choose for it.
It happens quite frequently, and by that I mean at least twice a day!
Sometimes it can go for long periods in the day with it running fine, then sometimes it can happen over and over in a short period.
Sometimes it can happen whilst in the middle of using the computer, on other occassions I could be away from pc and when I come back find it has 'froze'.
Also, sometimes the pc turns itself on (this doesn't occur often)

I run spybot,ad-awareSE,ccleaner quite often, and delete what it finds.

I'm not sure what other info I need to tell you about.

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+
256 MB RAM

I have ran Highjackthis, and below is the results.
Is there a problem in there? Or would a problem be elsewhere?

I'd be very grateful for some help from anyone!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 06:44:48, on 07/02/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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Hello, I'm having trouble with random crashes while playing games. I have a nvidia 6800gs video card with the latest driver, I have also tried using older drivers but with no success. I have recently been wondering if it could be a problem with my power supply its an Eagle ATX500w can anybody tell me if they are any good? When it crashes I some times get the blue screen message 'nv4_disp.dll is caught in an infinite loop' also the fan often changes speed when its abot to stop. I hope someone can help me with this annoying problem.

A:Games randomly crashing

I found a solution: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=4432

p.s use the Alternative Server to download the file.

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I first got the BSOD with the error atikmdag.sys, playing a game and checked online and it was suggested I update drivers for my graphics card. Once I updated the drivers my computer wouldn't recognize the graphics card at all no matter what I did so I system restored back hoping that would at least give me use of my graphics card back. That worked, but then I started at random times not just in a game get the same atikmdag.sys error. So I tried a different version of drivers for my graphics card and during install I got an error for atihdw76.sys. During all of this I also had hard drive errors show up but nothing involving BSOD's

I never got the BSOD during games until this week playing Deus Ex: Human revolution (actually not even playing it happened as soon as I ended the opening cut scene and tried to move the character), but after that I started getting it in other games as well.

Thanks for the help.

A:BSOD First with games now just randomly

Hello and welcome Sky try these for starters

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

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Hey guys,

I'm having problems when playing games. It seems that randomly my game gets minimized, like when you alt-tab out of a game. It is not me doing it and I'm not sure why its happening. It's not because of my taskbar having updates or something going like AVG or windows updates.

It hasn't always happened, just recently. The only thing I've done recently is updated my motherboards bios, which didnt have any problems.

Any ideas?

A:Getting randomly 'alt-tabbed' out of games

Try checking your running processes for starters and see if you notice anything out of the norm. My first thought was Windows updates but you say that is fine. Is your version of XP legitimate or a crack? I know from personal experience that some cracked versions will still download and install Windows updates although it has not been registered, so from time to time that registration key will pop up in the task bar and minimize any full screen app. It doesn't sound like your problem but it's just a thought.

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Hi guys,

When I'm browsing the web or playing a game I get a random BSOD. I have attached the minidumps in this post and I hope that you guys can help me solve the problem.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD randomly and in games

adt, it seems your video card driver caused the crash. Try removing and reinstalling the latest drivers.


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As the title states my machine will BSOD randomly in any game I'm playing, but not with any consistency. Sometimes it's once a month and others it can come up multiple times a day. Had this problem since I built the computer, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD randomly in games

Quote: Originally Posted by fuhyewl

As the title states my machine will BSOD randomly in any game I'm playing, but not with any consistency. Sometimes it's once a month and others it can come up multiple times a day. Had this problem since I built the computer, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Two causes

1- sptd.sys

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview
2-Your video driver

When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\120310-17534-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: C:\symbols;srv*e:\symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-... Read more

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hi, when i open any game and try and play for more than a couple minutes the game randomly close (almost like a tab being closed), I have windows 10 and all my drivers are up to date. Is there anything that could be wrong/what can i do?

A:games crashing randomly

justincarter880 said:

hi, when i open any game and try and play for more than a couple minutes the game randomly close (almost like a tab being closed), I have windows 10 and all my drivers are up to date. Is there anything that could be wrong/what can i do?Click to expand...

By the way Its a windows 10 laptop not a pc

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Hi there. I've spoke to Microsoft but they were useless (no offence) in terms of their support. So I am seeing if you guys can help me out. My PC randomly bluescreens in games, it's in a 12 month warranty period (1 month old) but idk if it's a simple issue or not. I don't want to just be without it for like 4 weeks if the issue is simple to fix.
What has been happening is that I keep getting a bluescreen after 1-3 hours (random) in a game, regardless of whatever game it is. I've tried it with Skyrim, GTA San Andreas, and Minecraft, all of which have caused it to blue screen after prolonged periods of time. I have checked my heating with the specifications program 'Speccy', which reports that my CPU is (I believe incorrectly) operating at 85 celcius!
I have attached the file that was needed by you. I would also like to specify that the error relates to CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION with an error code of 0x00000109. I used "BlueScreenView" and it gave me the following information:
Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe
Caused by address: ntoskrnl.exe+142770
In case you want the specifications of the system, they are as follows:
Lenovo H50-55 Computer. Purchase Date - December 2015.AMD A10-7800 APU Quad CoreAMD Radeon R7 240 GPU12GB DDR3 RAMLenovo-Branded motherboard (not sure which specifically, think it's Bantry CRB)2TB Seagate HDDWindows 10 64-Bit Home Edition
And back to that temperature thing, here is a screenshot after 1 hour of web browsing:

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A:BSOD in games randomly...

Hi makeitbundem322,

What have you done so far?
Possible link(s) to other thread(s) from you?

Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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I have a 7800Gt with latest drivers. For some reason BFV and cod2 have been just randomnly kicking me out. One moment im playing and the next im at my desktop with no warning or nothin. Anybody know what the problem is here

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Hi guys. My problem is whenever I load up 3d applications they run for a little while and then they just close. The computer doesnt freeze or give an error message or anything (with the exception of ut2k4 which gives the errormessage below), the program just closes and goes to desktop.

UT2k4 error message:
UT2004 Build UT2004_Build_[2004-11-11_10.48]

OS: Windows 2000 5.0 (Build: 2195)
CPU: AuthenticAMD PentiumPro-class processor @ 2207 MHz with 1023MB RAM
Video: RADEON 9800 PRO (6497)

General protection fault!

History: KAddBSPTriangles <- AddBSP <- KTriListQuery <- KTriListGenerator <- KBoxTriangleListIntersect <- Intersect Function <- Types <- type1: 2, type2: 6 <- KIntersect <- KAggregateGenericIntersect <- Intersect Function <- Types <- type1: 8, type2: 6 <- KIntersect <- KIntersectEach <- KHandleCollisions <- KUpdateContacts <- KTickLevelKarma <- TickAllActors <- ULevel::Tick <- (NetMode=0) <- TickLevel <- UGameEngine::Tick <- Level Robot Factory <- UpdateWorld <- MainLoop <- FMallocWindows::Free <- FMallocWindows::Realloc <- 676F4C57 0 FArray <- FArray::Realloc <- 0*2 <- FMallocWindows::Free

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All my games keep randomly crashing while I am playing them. It doesn't ever do it at a specific point or anything. I also posted at crash report of one of the games, I don't know if it would help.

A:Games keep crashing randomly.

are your graphical drivers updated to the latest versions ?

have you tried cleaning the fans / made sure the ventilation works fine ?

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I have the machine with specs below. It crashes terminally (power off after a brief quiet whirr very close or identical to an intended shutdown). More so during games, especially my now barely played Empire: Total War. My video card has the latest drivers (and the PC crashed when they were not so new). I intend to see what the power supply is, but with 7600 GT graphics card not being very power hungry I doubt that it is a problem. Overheating? The PC is noisy when starting then goes to a normal purr, so not sure about fans being tired, but any suggestions would be welcome, till I get a Windows 7 PC and a 3 year support deal (cheap now) for peace of mind.

The specs: incidentally it says my dvd is sony but its now a liteon but I don't thiink that is the problem.

System Information (I have the full dxdiag but can get this part in)
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model: A7N8X2.0
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 365MB used, 2300MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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A:PC crashes randomly and in games

If you know it's not power (and you can't be sure unless you have tested the PSU with a tester tool and multimeter) and it's not heat, then check your ram with memtest 86+

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